Monday, 30 March 2015

Monday Music: Courtney Barnett

I love Courtney Barnett. I love the jangly and somewhat assonant guitars, I love her vocal delivery, I love her lyrics, I love her music videos, I love everything about her.

So I am VERY excited that she has a new album out now with the excellent name "Sometimes I sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"

To announce the album Courtney Barnett released the single Pedestrian at Best.

Guess what? I love it. Hopefully you will too.

She is playing The Art School in Glasgow on Thursday. It is however, sadly sold out.

Friday, 27 March 2015

March Update and April Goals

Hold up, wait a minute - APRIL???

Seriously - APRIL?!

March was a whirlwind: my temp job got extended by ten weeks to be a 12 week placement which is fine for me for now on the job front; I *nearly* passed my mock exams (B on my oral, B+ on my practical and 4 marks off a  pass on my written exam - not too bad); I got my haircut and I love it but need to figure out what I do next; and I read two books Girl in a Band and Outlander and am working my way through The Iceberg too.

Okay - here are some goals:

My exams are in the middle of April and I want to pass them. This is what the past nine months have been for.

I want to get more active. I'm trying to find partners to climb with at Alien Rock and I am committed to taking the stairs all the time up to the top floor where I work - so no more lift selfies!

I want to eat at least 2 meat free meals a week - by this I mean evening meals - my breakfasts are ordinarily meat free and my lunches vary but I feel dinner is the time to really own it.

I want to get some neon paint and paint the last of my chairs. It will look very cool and us.

I also want to blog more about food. It has fallen onto the back burner lately and I think I need to dust it off and get on again. This also means coming up with new recipes to try and places to visit. I think I can get down with that.

Have you got any goals for the month?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

"Recipe" Mackerel Salad

I don't always feel like a salad is much of a recipe really but here is one for you to try if you would like. It is not quite salad season yet, but this is a good one to try once summer arrives:

Mackerel Salad

Serves 4


1 pack smoked peppered mackerel
1 red onion
325g baby plum tomatoes
90g Mixed leaf salad/salad leaf of your choice
1 slice bread
1 clove garlic


1. Rub the bread with the garlic clove and then toast in a dry pan/griddle pan
2. When cooked and cooled combine the croutons with the rest of the ingredients (chop the tomatoes and pepper, pull the fish apart with a fork).
3. Eat.

This is why I don't tend to post salads. It is really not that hard to make!
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